I walked into Harlem Public on 149th and Broadway, very sure of the direction this piece would take. My mission: sit down with the visual artist behind GoldLink’s latest hit “Meditation,” which was produced by Kaytranada and featured Jazmine Sullivan. I’d ask him about the inspiration behind the visuals, what the process was like, and . . .
“Music is the only way for me to live. It’s the only thing I really know. This is how I fight back.” Music can be remarkably expressive—reflecting the world at times, while also serving as a way to escape reality. Alpman’s music has a degree of cinematic thrill that allows listeners to accomplish the latter. . . .
You’d be forgiven for thinking Javeon was raised on house music. After getting a start with garage joints and songs with fellow Bristolian Julio Bashmore, the budding night club emcee and singer soon found himself rising to the forefront of house’s new generation of vocalists. Following a string of successful releases with some of the . . .
Jeezy is on the back of the release of his Trap or Die 3 album and word has it it is expected to shift 60k in the first week. To continue promoting the project, the self-proclaimed “snowman” sat down with Sway for an in-depth interview. The topic of conversation was of course the album itself, . . .
Something has been brewing on the southside of Jersey and it’s become clear that Camden artist, Mir Fontane, has an opportunity to play a big role in it. He has had quite a journey to this moment and his outlook is positive. From the high flying regional hit “Wanni Wag” to an invite to visit . . .
If you listen to Burman (@BurmanFree) rap, it’s pretty easy to see that he has all the tools of a star in the making. Bars, charisma, and the ability to construct a quality song, front to back. Burman submitted “Last”, the 1st single from @TheMixCrew‘s #TheTwitterMixtape, and never has elevator music been molded into something so . . .
A Maryland transplant with Nigerian soul, @Lexi_Sugar, provided “Reach The Stars” for #TheTwitterMixtape. If you listen to most albums, you save the most uplifting, inspiring song for last, and inspiration is exactly what Lexi brings to the project. Relaxed vocals and calming production encourage the listener to never give up on what means most to them, . . .
Undoubtedly the hardest track on @TheMixCrew‘s #TheTwitterMixtape, A-Town resident Cam James (@camjamesraps) submitted “F.Y.F”, a song that proves has little regard for the people he may have had in mind over the course of the recording. Depth and emotion over a hard ass track tends to be a winner most times, and this song is . . .
If you’ve never been to an Ecool party, you might not know what to expect. He’s known for weekly events on Wednesday, Friday & Saturday night in Atlanta, where he’s based. No matter the day, things start off modest and low key. At the beginning of the night you’ll find him on the mic welcoming guests and maintaining . . .
A personal favorite, and one of the first songs accepted for the final tracklisting is @HaasanBarclay‘s “Get You, Right?” Barclay has a knack for catchy melodies, strong hooks, and lyrics that may require several listens. Trust us; it’s a good thing. Get to know more about the Boston native below. How did you hear about #TheTwitterMixtape? I . . .
ATL alum Pule (@WhoIsPule) submitted one of the most poignant and personal tracks to @TheMixCrew‘s #TheTwitterMixtape, “Stay Afloat”. Equipped with bars that the average joe can relate to, and a super catchy hook, we’re interested to hear more of what Pule has to say. “Stay Afloat” was one of the easier choices TheMixCrew had when . . .
Windy City transplant @AmareSymone submitted “Break Of Mind” for @TheMixCrew‘s #TheTwitterMixtape: A Spring Experiment. “Break” not only provides one of the best vocal performances on the project, but showcases some very solid songwriting as well. Amare has a style all her own, so get ready; she’s an artist on the verge. How did you hear about #TheTwitterMixtape? . . .
Equipped with sharp lyrics and personality to match, Nashville’s own @worldofbrown (Brian Brown) provided “HeyHeyHey!” to @TheMixCrew‘s #TheTwitterMixtape. Refreshing flows, spot-on cadences, and a catchy hook make for a damn good track. With the song nearing almost 100k plays on Soundcloud alone, safe to say that Brown is here to for the long haul. How did . . .
In an age where the music industry trends towards favoring repeating trends and rehashing classic songs for plays and profit, Ta-ku has carved out a career that’s defined by his originality and innovation. His journey has taken him beyond just music. The worlds of photography, books, fashion and even barbershops have become part of the Perth-based musician’s . . .
Compton native @COZMEDUSE submitted “V E N U S” for the @TheMixCrew‘s project. As evidenced by the soothing vocals and simple harmonies over a minimalist backdrop, “V E N U S” is not only short and sweet, but provides a little introspection as well. How did you hear about #TheTwitterMixtape? I heard about #TheTwitterMixtape through some friends on . . .